Very few people on this planet care about the well-being of others.
People take animals for granted. They do not think much about the dogs and cats that live on the streets and have a severely tough life. They need to make ends meet by going through the trash to find their dinner and running here and there on the streets to find shelter from the weather and other animals. Animals that end up in shelters also have a tough life. If they are in a kill shelter, there is a lot of pressure for them to get adopted on time, and even in other shelters they still have to get along with the other animals and can not have their own personal space. About 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanised by kill shelters in the US. They deserve better than that. The adoption rate has increased since the COVID outbreak. Maybe people have started to realise that we need animals in our lives. They really do make everything better.
Recently, in an adorable attempt to get animals adopted, Niagara SPCA from New York collaborated with the Just Pizza & Wing Co. franchise in Amherst by putting up pictures of animals on their pizza boxes.
When thinking of ways they could help these poor babies get adopted, Kimberly LaRussa, an SPCA event coordinator, and Mary Alloy, the owner of Just Pizza & Wing, thought of quite a few methods but finally settled down on the brilliant idea of attaching fliers onto their pizza boxes.
This is an amazing scheme for animals to get recognised and adopted. People will fill their tummies with the pizza and fill their hearts with love for the animals. On top of all that, anyone who adopts one of the animals receives a $50 gift certificate for the pizza shop.
The scheme turned out to be a total success. On the very first day the fliers were launched, a six-month-old puppy named Larry was adopted. There were also a lot of requests for the other animals too. Let us just hope they will be as lucky as Larry and find their forever homes too.
Kimberly was overwhelmed, saying, “We’ve had a tremendous amount of interest and support from the community and beyond since the story went viral on Friday. Many people want to order a pizza just to get the shelter dog photo, other pizzerias have offered to put flyers on their pizza boxes, and so many people are tagging their friends and family.”
Both the shelter and the pizza shop are being praised for their work. Mary said they would take as long as it takes for all the animals to get adopted. Let us just hope that they do!
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